Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Irma

Tropical Storm Jose looms right behind Hurricane Irma

Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Irma

The estimated minimum central pressure is 29.77 inches.

Irma is still about 1,500 miles away from Florida, but all of South Florida, including Palm Beach County, is now in the five-day forecast track cone.

Tropical Storm Jose has become the 10th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, well east of Hurricane Irma. Jose may become a hurricane by Friday.

Elsewhere, it is too early to determine what direct impacts Irma may have on the continental United States, including the SC coastline.

At this point, portions of the northern Leeward Islands could be impacted by Saturday. I have continued to be briefed by the Florida Division of Emergency Management on Hurricane Irma and current forecast models have Florida in Irma's path - potentially impacting millions of Floridians.

Live 5 Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh urged everyone to get out their hurricane plan and look it over should the storm come our way.

At this point, the National Hurricane Center is advising interests in the Leeward Islands to monitor the progress of Jose.

Tropical Storm Jose looms right behind Hurricane Irma
Tropical Storm Jose forms behind Irma

There are now no coastal watches or warnings in effect.

Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center.

A Tropical Storm Warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area in this case within 36 hours.

The storm formed over the open Atlantic.

That tropical wave, Invest 95L, was in the southwestern Gulf on Tuesday morning, according to the hurricane center.

This system is expected to meander over the southern Gulf for the next few days and will bring heavy rain to parts of eastern Mexico for the rest of the week.

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